Review & Contest: Pelican Point by Donna Kauffman

Pelican Point by Donna Kauffman
Series: The Bachelors of Blueberry Cove (# 1)
Release Date: October 29, 2013
Publisher:   Kensington
Pages: 353
Source:  book provided by the publisher for review

Blueberry Cove, Maine, is as small-town as small towns get. More than a little quirky, it has sheltered generations of families. But there’s always room for a new face…

Fixing things has always been Alex McFarland’s greatest gift and keenest pleasure. But with her own life thoroughly broken, she’s signed on to renovate the dilapidated Pelican Point lighthouse, hoping to reconnect with herself. The last thing she expects is to find herself falling in love–with the glorious coastline, with age-old secrets and welcome-home smiles…with rugged Logan McCrae, the man she just might be able to build new hopes on.

DIY is so much better with two…


Review:  If you’ve followed my reviews, you’d probably discover two things about my reading.  One, Donna Kauffman is an auto-buy author for me and two, I’ve recently developed a love for small-town contemporary romances.  So, it’s not entirely surprising that I’m reading and reviewing Pelican Point, since it falls neatly into both of those categories.  And Ms Kauffman has not disappointed with this start of a new series set on the Maine Coast.

Let me start by saying that since this is the start of the series, there is the usual setting up of the town and it’s residents.  That said, this book mainly revolves around Logan, the town cop and owner of the historic lighthouse in town, and Alex, the woman brought to town by Logan’s uncle to restore that lighthouse.   Logan is tired of the town interfering in his life, so he’s frustrated when Alex shows up courtesy of his uncle.  The lighthouse holds some long buried memories as well as a financial burden and Logan’s not happy that Alex is in town.  Alex recently lost her father and endured a painful lawsuit and in order to save her family’s business she’s in Blueberry Cove.

Logan is your typical romance hero.  He’s an alpha male, not really looking for love or a relationship, but falls pretty hard when he meets Alex.  Alex is a little unique.  I mean, she’s pretty typical in that most romance heroines these days are strong and independent, but I think it’s more Alex’s career that sets her apart and makes her stand out.  The romance between these two starts out more as friends with benefits and then blossoms.

I really enjoyed this book.  I loved the chemistry and interactions between Logan and Alex.  There were entertaining secondary characters including Delia (the cafe owner), Fergus (Logan’s uncle), Brodie (new resident, shipbuilder) and Eula (mysterious elderly shop owner).  There were laugh out loud moments (picture a town hall meeting held up with a water gun) and I shed a couple tears.  My first trip to Blueberry Cove was quite memorable and I can’t wait to return.


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12 thoughts on “Review & Contest: Pelican Point by Donna Kauffman

  1. Nancy Goldberg Levine says:

    This book sounds great–thanks for the giveaway. I had to add it to my wish list because unfortunately, the cost for the Kindle version is way over my budget.

  2. Rita Wray says:

    What a great review, I added the book to my read list. I love small town romances, I can’t wait to read it.

  3. Joanne B says:

    I have not read anything by Donna yet. but this book sounds like a great start to a new series. I love books involving small towns, it helps with everyone knowing everyone else’s business. Congrats on the new release. Thanks for the honest review.

  4. Marcy Shuler says:

    I love the unique premise of this book! I haven’t read anything involving a lighthouse restoration and I also love small town romances. This sounds perfect. 🙂

  5. anne says:

    The locale and the storyline are captivating and special. Donna can write books that are unforgettable and special. Talented and creative author.

  6. Kathleen O says:

    I am so looking forward to reading this new series.. Donna Kauffman’s books are always on my auto read list. I have this book on my kindle to read..

  7. Carol L says:

    Love these small town romances. I haven’t read Donna yet but this book will do it. I’m looking forward to reading about Alex and Logan.
    Carol L

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